Meditation Urban Retreats

You can do meditation retreats in the town – there’s no need to disappear to a cave! For those interested in deepening their meditation experience, the Centre offers regular one-day urban retreats. Retreats are designed to help us focus exclusively on a particular meditation practice without the normal distractions of everyday life. You are welcome to come to all the sessions or however many you can make.

TO BOOK: Please email

If you haven’t attended a retreat before and/or are new to Kadampa Buddhism, please email and ask for more information and advice before booking.

Each retreat has 3 sessions per day. Cost is £3 per session £7 full day (unless stated otherwise) Free for Centre Card holders.



Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

Sat 15 & Sun 16 Dec 10am – 4pm
with Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogma

This simple practice of meditation and recitation of Buddha Vajrasattva is a powerful way to purify all the negative karma we have accumulated in the past. All our suffering and problems come from our negative karma so this practice helps us solve all our problems and develop a deeply peaceful, happy mind.

The Saturday sessions will be lightly guided and Sunday sessions will be unguided.

Session times:
12 noon-1pm